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What's So Important about Vitamin K2?

September 5, 2016 What's So Important about Vitamin K2?

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is vital in prevention of osteoporosis and heart disease. The current picture with regard to these 2 diseases… About half the American population take calcium supplements; 37% use vitamin D – yet 10 million suffer from osteoporosis and 44 million have low bone density, with risk of a fracture. Studies in journals ranging from the British Medical Journal, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as well as The Rotterdam Study all point to supplementation of Vitamin K2, plus Vitamin D3 in at-risk populations to improve the situation. Whereas Calcium supplements may actually increase cardiovascular disease risk, effective doses of Vitamin K2 appear to be in excess of 300mcg per day to assist in cardiovascular and skeletal health. Check your multi-vitamin – it is probably supplying you with Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) which is found in leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Sources of Vitamin K2 include natto (fermented...

Is Sugar slowly Killing You? Check out Ways to Detox!

February 22, 2016 Is Sugar slowly Killing You? Check out Ways to Detox!

​Want to know the truth about sugar? Well, the truth is our bodies aren’t meant to handle such extremely high levels of sugar in our diets. In fact, we are killing ourselves with an addiction- a sugar addiction.For over 50 years, Americans have been brainwashed into believing that fat is the bad guy, when really it’s that sweet, sweet devil we call sugar. It’s sugar, not fat, that makes you sick, overweight, and irritable. In fact, sugar (in it’s many forms) is the root cause for most chronic disease in this country and the rest of the world. Think of an unpleasant or life-debilitating condition/disease. Chances are sugar is the culprit. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, depression, acne, infertility, impotence- all sugar-related.You’re probably thinking, “But I don’t consume that much sugar, I’m fine.” Sugar addiction is a sneaky trickster. You’d be surprised how much sugar is in your diet.The average American has an intake of...

Antioxidant Snapshot

February 4, 2016 Antioxidant Snapshot

​ Thanks to for this great overview of fruit and vegetables which give us quick access to antioxidants, which help us to fight of disease.“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Dirty Dozen - Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce (EWG)

January 27, 2016 Dirty Dozen - Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce (EWG)

​ According to the EWG, these fruit and vegetables are the biggest culprits for harboring the sprayed pesticides. Buy organic or wash conventionally-grown in highly diluted white vinegar mix to make them safer to eat.   Apples Celery Cherry Tomatoes Cucumbers Grapes Nectarines (imported) Peaches Potatoes Snap peas (imported) Spinach Strawberries Sweet Bell Peppers AND Hot peppers Kale/collards “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Do You Know about TH1 and TH2 Dominance?

January 20, 2016 Do You Know about TH1 and TH2 Dominance?

​Please read if you have any autoimmune issues!Written by Mickey Trescott, Autoimmune PaleoThose that suffer from autoimmune disease commonly experience symptoms that stem from imbalances within the functioning of their immune system. There are many factors that can influence this balance – stress, nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, gut flora, and allergies, among others. This way of looking at autoimmune disease is a growing trend in the alternative field, highlighted through the work of Datis Kharrazian.In this article I hope to give readers a basic explanation of how the T-helper cells work within the immune system, as well as what factors can cause them to be more or less in balance.What are Th1 and Th2?T-helper cells (abbreviated as Th) are a vital part of the immune system. They are lymphocytes (types of white blood cells) that recognize foreign pathogens, or in the case of autoimmune disease, normal tissue. In response to this recognition, they produce...

12 Ways to Stop Undermining Your Self-Esteem

November 12, 2015 12 Ways to Stop Undermining Your Self-Esteem

It is easy to lose track of your worth after you have spent significant time in an unhealthy work environment. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as lacking and believe you are inadequate. If you were starved for the recognition you may become hard on yourself and insecure in conflict situations because you fear being seen as wrong and being fired.   Conversely, if you were given too much you may have become dependent upon other people to fill you up and make you feel happy and successful, perhaps becoming angry or abusive when the world doesn’t shift on its axis to give you what you want when you want it. When you have never been held responsible for sustaining your own success or well-being you remain emotionally immature and demanding. 1. Change your inner dialogue. To increase your self-esteem improve the way you talk to yourself. Stop the inner dialogue that you are not good enough or that you must repeatedly prove your worth. That...

What's Up with Pesticides?

November 9, 2015 What's Up with Pesticides?

Conventional Fruit and Vegetable Pesticide LoadsCertainly helpful to your decision about which vegetables should be purchased organic and which conventional veggies may be safe, is the measured pesticide loads found on conventionally farmed fruits and vegetables. So if you need to work within a certain budget, use this information to help guide you to the best choices when it comes to lowering your overall pesticide exposure.Of the 43 different fruit and vegetable categories tested by the Environmental Working Group and included in their Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce, the following 12 fruits and vegetables had the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy or grow organically:PeachesApplesSweet bell peppersCeleryNectarinesStrawberriesCherriesLettuceGrapes (imported)PearsSpinachPotatoes In contrast, the following foods were found to have the lowest residual pesticide load, making them the safest bet among conventionally grown...

What's In Your Name?

November 8, 2015 What's In Your Name?

​Have you wondered why you think and act as you do, why you attract certain experiences time and time again, why your life shows a specific pattern of events—disastrous or successful, or why a specific health weakness afflicts you? The reason can be found in the qualities of your name.The most important part of you is the invisible energy of mind, which is responsible for your personality; for the balance and coordination of the body, your degree of stability, your habits, desires, strengths, weaknesses, and the state of your health. Your mind determines everything about you. What then creates your mind? When asked, “Who are you?” do you not reply with your name? You do not answer to your friend’s name or your sister’s or brother’s. You respond only to your name. Your name and your mind are one. The correct answer to "What's in your name?" is "everything!" and to be specific and personal, the answer is...

What is True Self?

November 8, 2015 What is True Self?

Imagine you are a tetherball - you are moving round a pole at some speed, often moved by outside circumstances, or your own momentum. Your core (the pole) is steady and upright. Your emotions/feelings/actions (the ball) are being dictated by those you meet in your path. Notice that how people see you is in relation to where the ball moves - they do not see the whole you - just a perspective - and neither do you! Now we see the importance of having a firm core and balanced emotions.As we looked at some definitions on true vs false self, we decided to include a great exercise on the different values, to help clue you in to those most vital to you right now - enjoy the exercise! How do you know who you can be, if you don't know who you are? - Isabell (Bellaa) ParcelleFor that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which can be pointed out by your finger.                                                                  ...

What is Self Help?

November 8, 2015 What is Self Help?

​Self-help or self-improvement is:a self-guided improvement—economically, intellectually, or emotionally—often with a substantial psychological basis act of providing for or helping or the ability to provide for or help oneself without assistance from others. on 'Self Help', we realized that resources need to be available in order for this to happen!We are encouraging you to help yourself, while offering resources that provide insights, ah-ha's, solutions to your questions. Through self help, our aim is to help you develop your True Self as you move along in your journey.“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the...

True Self and False Self

November 7, 2015 True Self and False Self

True self and false self are concepts introduced into psychoanalysis in 1960 by D. W. Winnicott. Winnicott used "True Self" to describe a sense of self based on spontaneous authentic experience, and a feeling of being alive, having a "real self".Reference: Comparison      Here's a way to sense who's leading someone's personality (like yours) locally or chronically. Option - use this as a worksheet to profile yourself or someone elseCommon True Self Behavioral TraitsCommon False-self Behavioral Traits__ Alert, awake, aware__ Generally "up" and "light," (mood)__ Usually realistically optimistic__ Focused, clear, and centered__ Compassionate, kind, forgiving__ Firm, strong, confidant, purposeful__ Calm, serene, peaceful__ Usually has a wide-angle, long-range  focus - accepts delayed gratification__ Balances long and short-term payoffs__ Usually patient, persistent, committed__ Appreciative, grateful, "glass...

Beware these Low energy Foods ..

November 7, 2015 Beware these Low energy Foods ..

​Genetically modified (GMO) food, and conventional food that’s been treated with chemicals and pesticidesWhite rice and floursSugars, sweeteners (artificial etc.)CoffeeSodasAlcoholMeat, fish and poultryProcessed, packaged, canned and fast foodsUnhealthy oils, like canola, cottonseed, margarine, and vegetable oilsFrozen foodsPasteurized cows milk, yogurt and cheeseCooked foods, deep fried foods and microwaving food’“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Grab these High Energy Foods!

November 7, 2015 Grab these High Energy Foods!

​Fresh, certified organic fruits and vegetablesNatural supplements, like spirulinaHerbal TeasHerbs and spicesPure or filtered water — reverse osmosis or freshly collected spring water are the best choicesHealthy oils, like olive oil and coconut oilNuts and seedsFermented foodsRaw chocolateRaw honey and maple syrupLegumesGrains such as buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, and spelt“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Food and 'Agapi' - unconditional love

November 7, 2015 Food and 'Agapi' - unconditional love

Let's look at the history behind this..‘The ancient Greeks introduced the world to the concept of energy and its effects on humans, animals, plants and health. We’re all connected spiritually by energy, whether we choose to believe it or not. We all form a part of the circle of life, which revolves in a circular motion with no beginning and no end, particularly when it comes to cooking, eating and respecting our food and where it comes from.The ancient Greeks knew that if the food they were cooking had good energy and brought “agapi” (unconditional love), their dishes would be masterpieces and would heal them at the same time.We’re all made of energy, and we therefore require the consumption of energy in the form of food, air and water for sustenance and good health. We also require thoughts made up of positive vibrational energy. The ancient Greeks would think good thoughts, live life with agapi and practice affirmations to assist with this process.We can raise our...

Love signal; music & frequency 528 Hz Audio

November 7, 2015 Love signal; music & frequency 528 Hz Audio

Love signal is a healing audio and visual meditation with music, sacred geometry and Solfeggio frequency 528 Hz, the miraculous frequency for transformation and DNA repair. There is a special sound and color of love according to Dr. Horowitz, a Harvard-trained award-winning investigator. Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing. "We now know the love signal, 528 Hertz, is among the six core creative frequencies of the universe because math doesn't lie, the geometry of physical reality universally reflects this music; these findings have been independently derived, peer reviewed, and empirically validated," Dr. Horowitz says.Insert video -“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of...

Why Is Our Self-Esteem Controlled by a 'Like' Button?

November 7, 2015 Why Is Our Self-Esteem Controlled by a 'Like' Button?

​Yesterday, an 19-year old girl who is young, attractive and popular on Instagram, Snapchat and all the usual suspects "quit" her job as a social media personality after fearing she was drowning in the fraudulent life she had created for herself online.Essena O'Neill recorded a heartfelt video on why she was leaving behind her Youtube films and edited images when she realized how unhappy and miserable she was; acknowledging that the lifestyle she had meticulously fashioned to share with others online was not real."I quit social media for my 12 year-old self"she states with genuine sadness,"Everything I was doing was edited and contrived. Everything I did was for views, for likes, for followers".She continues by saying,"I let numbers define me at 12 and that stopped me from becoming the person I am and that should be...I've been living in a screen."I find her honesty refreshing, brave and also a real temperature gauge of the mentality of today's generation of young Millennials...

What Fear is Holding You Back?

November 5, 2015 What Fear is Holding You Back?

What fear is holding you back? Where do you feel incapable? What daunting task can you complete, one step at a time? Read on for action steps that will propel you forward. ·       Make the decision to succeed. Once you decide on success you rarely allow doubt to enter your mind. Your persistence, dedication, and resilience are strengthened. You free yourself to do the uncommon and the impossible. ·       Take risks. Chase your fear. Do what scares you. Make the dreaded phone call. Ask for what you want. When you experience rejection, ask someone else. Be bold and brave. Defy the odds. ·       Be prepared. Anticipate your own needs. Unemployment is the world’s fastest-rising worry, according to a BBC World Service survey. Don’t live in fear, create solutions in advance. Know how you will get out, over, around, and through what could go wrong. ·       Let go of urgency and fear. Learn to relax and go with the flow. Our anxiety and stress are caused by...

Do You Know Your Life Purpose?

October 15, 2015 Do You Know Your Life Purpose?

Do You Know Your Life Purpose?During your life you have probably come to some decisions as to the purpose of your life owing to the career, hobbies, interests you pursue. Yet, has this been pinpointed down for you? This happened for me through researching the Kabalarian Philosophy. (kabal means 'receive wisdom') The Philosophy is based on Numerology and has been used in some format since Ancient History, being developed by Alfred Parker until his death in 1964. It is a life analysis, enabling you to live a more fulfilled and happy life through balancing your name with your birth date.Numerology also helps explain the meaning of your name, and whether this is a 'balanced' name for you. To get a multi-page analysis of your full name, nicknames, business signature and birth date, which determines your birthpath or natural purpose in life, go to: will also receive career and compatibility suggestions. It's invaluable!My purpose is explained as: Your role...

Living by Your Values - Mind Tools video

October 15, 2015 Living by Your Values - Mind Tools video

An important aspect of establishing a firm foundation on which to develop your True Self is to have a set of values that guide the way in which you live your life.How would you define your values?Before you answer this question, you need to know what, in general, values are.Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.They (ideally) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they're probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you're satisfied and content. But when these don't align with your personal values, that's when things feel... wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness.This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.How Values Help YouValues exist, whether you recognize them or not. Life can be much easier when you acknowledge your values – and when you make...

Eat Your Veggies!

October 5, 2015 Eat Your Veggies!

"Here is my list of high vibration, naturally nutrient-packed and delicious foods to enjoy for expanded awareness and a beautiful, functioning body. Clean eating means clear thinking, so let’s get these brainwaves moving! 1. Dark Leafy Greens.This means greens such as kale, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy, and mustard greens. These are so vibrant because of the energy they soak up directly from the sun in their production of chlorophyll. As a rule, any bright or dark colored vegetable or fruit is packed with nutrition, and good vibration. Pick any one of these to toss in a salad or sauté with a little salt and raw apple cider vinegar.2. Green Juice.This is the perfect way to get those dark leafy greens. Throw them in the juicer and out comes an easy to drink, easy to digest, immediately absorbed energy source. This, above all else is my favorite way to raise my energy and awareness through food. When I feel stuck, lost, or uninspired, I make one of these and seriously...

Making the Most of Lemon Water for Health

August 29, 2015 Making the Most of Lemon Water for Health

  I love infographics - you are able to see at a glance exactly what benefits are achieved“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

The Price of Faster Harvesting

August 29, 2015 The Price of Faster Harvesting

l (NaturalNews) When you shop for produce and see that higher price placed on the organic varieties, chances are you think there probably isn't that much difference between the two. Surely conventional agriculture doesn't waste chemicals. They only use them when they need to – when insects or fungus attacks the corps, right? Wrong. Conventional produce has been through a storm of chemical treatments. The use of chemicals is so insidious, it often begins with treating the dirt and the seeds before planting. Then chemical fertilizers are used in addition to insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides during cultivation. Some fruits have been tested to find 13-15 different pesticides remain after harvesting. Now a new practice is being employed – pre-harvest desiccation. Crops are drenched with an herbicide prior to harvest to hasten and even out ripening and to control weeds for the next crop. Unfortunately this process results in huge pesticide residues in our...

Self Help - The Quickest 'How To' Ever ..

August 29, 2015 Self Help - The Quickest 'How To' Ever ..

This is the most succint How To relating to the Self Help topic that I have come across - and it makes sense!“According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

10 Reasons to Get to Know Qigong: Yoga's Less Popular Cousi

August 28, 2015 10 Reasons to Get to Know Qigong: Yoga's Less Popular Cousi

If you're looking to boost your energy and calm your mind, I know someone you've got to meet: her name is Qigong. She's Yoga and Meditation's less-sexy, easy-to-underestimate cousin -- and she's amazing.Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") is originally from China and her name means "energy exercise." Like her Indian cousin Yoga, Qigong links up the body, breath, and intention. She's less flashy than her cousin Yoga. But don't overlook her -- those still waters run deep.Here are 10 reasons why you'll love getting to know Qigong:1. She's an incredible healer. She can reduce arthritis, chronic pain, high blood pressure, fatigue, diabetes, and cancer side effects, while boosting your immunity,energy, bone density, sleep, mood, and balance. She's even got the studies to prove it.2. She's over 3000 years old and still looks great. She's got gorgeous curves. Unlike the straight lines of her angular cousin Yoga, Qigong moves in circles and spirals: she flows.3. She's unpretentious. There's...

Americans Celebrate 'end of bank cartel'

August 20, 2015 Americans Celebrate 'end of bank cartel'

Keeping up with the current issues in  the economy is not always that easy. Bella subscribes to some financial newsletters and wishes to share non-copyrighted material for you to check out yourself ..From Bill Bonner's DiaryThanks to this California company’s invention, any bank that pays you less than 10% interest could soon be obsolete.  I know it’s hard to believe any account could pay double-digit yields today. But with $125 million in backing from Google, this company has found a way to break the "bank cartel" established by the Federal Reserve in 1913. It’s big news for anyone approaching retirement... Because for the first time in 102 years, it’s now possible to get a "free market" interest rate.  And that’s currently about 50x more than you’d get from a normal savings account. The New York Times says, "tens of thousands of investors have benefited..." If you are concerned about having enough safe income in the coming years, you need to follow this...

11 Things I would have Told My 20-Something Self

August 11, 2015 11 Things I would have Told My 20-Something Self

​Although I still haven't decided how I feel about this next milestone birthday, the big 5-0 that is looming has caused me to get a little nostalgic. Here are 11 things I would have told my 20-something self:It's okay to not have your shit togetherThere will be a few times in your life when you think you do ... but you really won't. You will have your moments when you feel like an adult ... but most of the time you won't ... and that's okay.Today, I might give the illusion that I have this whole grownup thing down. Totally faking it.You don't want to be with someone that doesn't want to be with youI wallowed over more so-called broken hearts in my twenties than I care to admit. Okay, maybe I'd admit it if I could remember ... but it was a lot, people. I wish I could tell younger me not to waste time and mascara wallowing over someone who didn't 110 percent want to be with me. I went through my "I like bad boys" phase and until I stopped chasing after emotionally unavailable...

4 Keys to Dealing with Criticism - Marie Forleo video

August 11, 2015 4 Keys to Dealing with Criticism - Marie Forleo video

Wondering how to overcome fear about being criticized by others? It's something we all deal with at some point. In this video you'll learn the 4 most important things to remember the next time you're criticized and judged by others.1. We're all judged and criticized, right now. It's a normal part of being human to judge and be judged by others. You can overcome the fear of being criticized by realizing it's something we all do all the time.2. The bigger game you play, the more criticism you'll receive. The more you put yourself out there, the more people will try to tear you down. To overcome fears of criticism, keep in mind that opinions are like a certain part of the human anatomy - everyone has one, and most of them stink.3. Who are you really gonna listen to? Most successful people are too busy creating and living their lives to criticize others. The majority of the people who criticize you are creative cowards. It's easy for lazy people to point out what you're doing wrong,...

Some Great Tips on Self Esteem

August 11, 2015 Some Great Tips on Self Esteem

1. Stop comparing yourself, 2. Keep your thoughts positive, 3. Accept all compliments with "thank you!", 4. Feed yourself with positivity, 5. Associate with supportive people, 6. List your past successes, 7. Celebrate your qualities, 8. Do good for others, 9. Find your passion, 10. Be you - and don't apologise.Thank you to : “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

How to Jump Start Weight Loss with a Walk/Run Program

August 11, 2015 How to Jump Start Weight Loss with a Walk/Run Program

“We must learn to walk before we can run.” It’s a famous phrase that highlights the importance of mastering a more basic skill before moving on to the next level. While these sentiments are often correct, many coaches take issue when it comes to literally walking and running. It’s not always necessary to avoid light jogging when you’re starting a new workout regimen; in fact, a combination of both walking and running can be the ticket to increased health and fitness.“A run/walk program is the perfect accompaniment to a weight-loss program,” says Deb Voiles, a Road Runners Club of America certified coach and the brains behind the Beginner Runner Village Podcast and the Mojo for Running Podcast on iTunes. “An important consideration is that getting fit will make you feel better and, with improved mood, sticking to a weight-loss program will be easier.”Recent research also supports the act of combining running and walking. One study shows that a combination of...

The Art of Getting it Wrong

August 8, 2015 The Art of Getting it Wrong

By Liz CookSpecial to The Kansas City StarWhen I was a child and got an answer wrong in class, I’d put my hand down, unfazed, and start cartooning in the margins of my worksheet again.As a teenager, I’d shrug off my wrongness, faux-casual, while heat bloomed on my cheeks. I’d glance behind me to see if anyone was laughing.Now, I’m lucky if I put my hand in the air at all.Some of that self-censorship is just growing older. As children, we’re encouraged not to make much of our errors and experimentations. No one will remember your mistakes but you, they say. As adults, we know that’s rubbish. I still laugh about an old classmate who was certain Hareton Earnshaw in “Wuthering Heights” was a talking horse.But the consequences of being wrong feel a lot different at 30 than 13. The social stakes are certainly higher, whether in the high-pressure performance culture of the workplace or the high-outrage shame spiral of online activism.We can’t avoid being wrong. To err is...

Self Esteem - Stop Trying to Get Appreciated ..

August 3, 2015 Self Esteem - Stop Trying to Get Appreciated ..

If you will work on these six things, I promise the people in your life will respond with more gratitude. Work on your self-esteem by redefining what gives you — and all human beings — value. You must decide where your value as a human being comes from. Is it based in your appearance, performance and what others think of you? Or is it based in your nature as a child of God and your uniqueness as a one-of-a-kind divine soul? I encourage you to stop trying to earn your value through your appearance, performance and the approval of others. Instead, see your value as infinite and absolute, unchangeable, and not in question at all, because life is a classroom, where you are here to learn, it is not a test to determine your value. If you choose to see life as a classroom not a test, this mindset shift will take most of the pressure off. The more you accept your value as infinite and stay the same no matter what you do, the less validation you will need from other people. You...

Brain Fog - and What to Do About It!

August 2, 2015 Brain Fog - and What to Do About It!

​In the latest Remedies magazine, Maria Noel Groves discusses how to Break Through Brain Fog.."Brain drain happens to many of us. It puts you at greater risk of cognitive impairment and conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's - with one in seven older Americans affected - but memory glitches, brain fog and attention issues affect all ages.'She mentions that culprits may vary, but may include:insufficient sleeptoo much stressinsufficient exercise and social timechronic diseaseinflammationdrug side effectsjunky dietHowever, in one study, 9 out of 10 people with memory loss associated with Alzheimer's saw a reversal of symptoms following an holistic, multi-faceted plan geared to them. This covered things like:exercisemeditationsleepherbs and dietary supplementsclean dietShe suggests:If you are deficient, then Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and omega 3s may play a role in cognitive wellbeingGotu Kola (centella asiatica), used in Ayurvedic medicine: preliminary animal and human studies...

Morning Prayer

August 2, 2015 Morning Prayer

A friend kindly shared this prayer with me and I really enjoyed it - hope you do too..Thank you, Spirit, for this wonder full day before me. I accept it as the gift that it is: full of joy, love, laughter and peace. I absolutely accept abundance in all areas of my life, and I thank you, Spirit, in advance, for an abundant and prosperous day. I joyfully surrender this day to you, Spirit, knowing you walk with me in each moment, showing me where to go, who to see, what to say and what to do. My life radiates perfect joy, perfect love, perfect health and perfect peace and I go forth empowered in knowing that my life is perfect. I love myself and I greet this day expecting miracles, for my life is a miracle. Thank you, Spirit, for this perfect day! Source Unknown “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism,...

Conditioning Your Mind to be Great

July 9, 2015 Conditioning Your Mind to be Great

There are some things in life that appear difficult to fathom, difficult to accomplish and impossible to achieve. When you encounter these things you can either succumb to failure, accept it as your only reality, or you can make your own ending. It may be challenging – possibly fighting against the tide – so it’s important to condtion for greatness.Conditioning yourselfThink of your mind as a muscle. It may be thinking and functioning a certain way, but you can always teach it to do something else. If you think differently, then you can condition your mind.Stop being afraid. People have fears. It is part of human nature to fear all kinds of things but you can teach yourself to stop being afraid. You can choose to just say “I refuse to be afraid anymore” and suddenly, things will be easier. Your fears will amount to nothing and you will realize that you are bigger than your fears. To condition yourself to stop being afraid you have to slowly make yourself encounter the...

Improve Your Day - check out The Action Machine

July 9, 2015 Improve Your Day - check out The Action Machine

​There are two obstacles that are likely preventing you from being a massive action-taker right now to improve your day: A lack of clarity,a lack of motivation.That’s it!Here’s why clarity and motivation matter:A confused mind always says no! If what you need to do each day isn’t clear and and understandable to you, your brain is going to create resistance to taking action (you experience a similar restrictive reaction when you’re blindfolded and asked to move – it’s a form of what is often called ‘fear of the unknown‘).Without clear reasons WHY you need to take action, you often find yourself without the fuel and motivation for taking action!Without clarity about what you need to do, and reasons for doing them, your mind easily wanders, and your heart lacks any kind of motivation for taking meaningful action. As a result, distractions and procrastination take over and your ability to produce significant results becomes a fraction of your potential.The Action...

Boost Your Self-Esteem - Niko Everett video

July 9, 2015 Boost Your Self-Esteem - Niko Everett video

‘Niko Everett would like to introduce you to someone she thinks you should know-YOU! As the founder of Girls for Change, Niko has helped many young teens transform their communities and themselves by holding up a powerful mirror. In this engaging talk, Niko will demonstrate how anyone – from boys and girls to grown men and women – can get a glimpse into their own transformational looking glass too. Inspirational and empowering.’ FInd out more about Niko’s work on http://nikoeverett.comSelf-esteem is the fuel that gets someone going, enables pro-activity, initiative, motivation to move forward. When a person is physically, emotionally or mentally incapable of performing something, his or her self-esteem will enable that person to make things happen.A person with low self-esteem, however, may not be physically, mentally or emotionally weak, but inherent self-esteem issues will hamper productivity and action.How to Increase Your Self-EsteemIf you are lacking in self esteem,...

Developing True Confidence in Yourself

July 9, 2015 Developing True Confidence in Yourself

Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Self-confidence does not necessarily imply “self-belief” or a belief in one’s ability to succeed.’ For instance, even if you are poor at a particular sport or activity, it is still possible to remain “confident” within. you ever been rejected and felt so bad about what happened that you lost all belief in yourself to move forward? Have you ever been told that you cannot do something because you do not have the capacity?Yet those who do well in life have often got there through confidence in what they could do.Building your confidenceIf you do not have enough confidence right now, build it step by step:Imagine the benefits you can enjoy by being confident. Look for role models and see what confidence has...

Visualize Your Financial Success

July 9, 2015 Visualize Your Financial Success

​Visualize Your Financial SuccessSuccess can come in different forms. You may be dreaming of– success in your relationship– success in your health– success in your professional career– success in financial freedom.How to visualize successEveryone wants success in their finances, and it all begins with proper visualization. When you want to achieve something, it’s important to picture it in your head. If you want to achieve financial success, see yourself as financially successful, even if, at the moment, it does not seem possible.Study successful people. There are a lot of successful people in this world and many of them may have struggled financially at some point. To gain inspiration and wisdom, use them as an inspiration. Study the lives of these people and see what you can learn from them and from their experiences.Keep a positive mindset. Always believe in yourself. Even if negative things are being thrown your way, aim to be strong enough to believe that you can...

Make Yourself More Attractive to the Opposite Sex - 12 Scientifically-Proven Ways

July 9, 2015 Make Yourself More Attractive to the Opposite Sex - 12 Scientifically-Proven Ways

​Science tells us that life is better if you’re beautiful.You’re healthier, more persuasive, and people will just generally think you’re smart and trustworthy.But turns out, you don’t have to hit the genetic lottery to become more attractive to the opposite sex.Thanks to a slew of studies on sex and attraction, we found 12 grooming tips, attitude adjustments, and other fixes for both men and women that are proven to make you more appealing.1. A study confirmed that a white and evenly spaced set of teeth make people seem more attractive.The study, from researchers at the British universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire, found that teeth are “the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail,” according to The Daily Mail.They are a sign of health and good genetics that help select a mate.—000—2. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a natural way to make your skin look more attractive, a study from PLoS ONE showed.Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and...

You Are What You Eat.. And Think?

July 9, 2015 You Are What You Eat.. And Think?

​People have different priorities..Some are concerned about their careers and go to great lengths to become better at what they do.There are others who are fueled by their hunger for power, and wish to be more and do more.Then, there are people who put relationships as their top priority..Sadly, few people prioritize health, but it is important for us to realize that health truly is wealth.The World Health Organization defines health not just as the absence of disease, but a complete physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing. You can feel your best; think that you are well enough, and yet your health may already be critical. order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom. to cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty, or forging weapons after the was has already begun.Nei Jing (2nd century...

How to Develop Positive Thinking

July 9, 2015 How to Develop Positive Thinking

​Is it possible to be positive at all times? Probably not! However, even the most negative thinker can turn into someone with some positivity. It is a matter of having the willingness to transform yourself.We all have the power to control our own attitudes – to determine how we choose to see life. Using this power to be positive can result in good things as we see from this video: the habit of positive thinking is a process that you need to regularly form and manifest in order to develop a habit, a pattern that you consistently do. Start to recreate your thinking patterns with these simple tips.Avoid the Use of Negative Words and TermsConsider words such as never, can’t, don’t, and the destructive adjectives you use when describing yourself or a situation.Modeling after a Positive IndividualThink of someone you know who has a very positive outlook on life, maybe your partner, officemate, mentor, boss, friend, or a successful...

Overcoming Shyness

July 9, 2015 Overcoming Shyness

​‘The brains of shy or introverted individuals might actually process the world differently than their more extroverted counterparts, a new study suggests.About 20 percent of people are born with a personality trait called sensory perception sensitivity (SPS) that can manifest itself as the tendency to be inhibited. The trait can be seen in some children who are “slow to warm up” in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts, the study researchers say.The new results show that these highly sensitive individuals also pay more attention to detail, and have more activity in certain regions of their brains when trying to process visual information than those who are not classified as highly sensitive.’The study was conducted by researchers at Stony University in New York, and Southwest University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, both in China. The results were published...

Forgive and Forget?

July 9, 2015 Forgive and Forget?

Forgiveness, what does it really mean? If you ask for forgiveness, do you lose the upper hand? After watching this video you know the answer. Reaping the benefits of forgiveness doesn’t even take two people – you can do this yourself, from within, and increase your happiness quotient by at least 8%!While you may not be able to forget the pain that someone or something has caused you, it is possible to forgive. Forgiveness is essential for your own growth and evolution as a person, and helpful to the person who has harmed you as well. Learn about what forgiveness really means, and how to get to the point of forgiveness so that you can bring more happiness into your life as a result.What Is Forgiveness?The ability to fully accept someone’s ‘wrongdoing;’ to let go of anger, resentment, and hate; to say goodbye to feelings of negativity and say hello to a lighter and happier way of being.Set Your Intention Positively on Anyone Who Has Harmed YouMost people spend years holding...

Take a Break!

July 9, 2015 Take a Break!

Is “Having a Bad Day’ a self-fulfilling prophecy?Why not take cues from your life and body – TAKE A BREAK!If you feel ill, it may be because you are out of balance with work vs home life, or not enough sleep.If feeling annoyed for no reason, then consider changing your environment, or tackle a different project, or be more direct.If it feels like a bad day, its an indication of a need to take a mental health day, afternoon, or hour and give up work and chores for a short amount of time and just set out to relax or have fun.However, here are just a few of the issues we are going to check into a that may be affecting your quality of life:STRESS!anxietypoor food choicesnot ‘being you’self-esteem/self confidence “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,...

What is Spirit?

July 9, 2015 What is Spirit?

​‘Spirit doesn’t dwell on the impossibility of anything – that is, it doesn’t focus on not being able to create, on things not working out, on expecting the worst, or on being stuck in place.’Dr Wayne W Dyer – Inspiration – Lawrence, elder of Dance For All People, tells us that so many of us walk in this world half-present in our bodies. So many of us have been frightened half out of our wits by fear, and by those finger-pointers who have tried to domesticate us. We have all been trafficked by religion. Those that know Charles are aware that he is an advocate for being spirited, for being radically alive. Being radically alive means being truly vulnerable to be open to the Mystery.Charles invites us to address bio-intelligence that is Life, to examine how present we are to “What Is”. He says that we must be present with the breath to allow something new to happen, something that is...

What’s in a Brain?

July 9, 2015 What’s in a Brain?

The brain is one of the most complex and magnificent organs in the human body. Our brain gives us awareness of ourselves and of our environment, processing a constant stream of sensory data. It controls our muscle movements, the secretions of our glands, and even our breathing and internal temperature. Every creative thought, feeling, and plan is developed by our brain. “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

What’s On Your Mind?

July 9, 2015 What’s On Your Mind?

‘In our own day-to-day experiences we can observe that, especially on the gross level, our mind is interrelated with and dependent upon the physiological states of the body. Just as our state of mind, be it depressed or joyful, affects our physical health, so too does our physical state affect our mind.’His Holiness the Dalai LamaSee more at: mind is the set of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory—a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms.  “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

What is Memory?

July 9, 2015 What is Memory?

Memory is the ability to preserve, retain, and subsequently recall, knowledge, information or experience.In psychology, memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information that is from the outside world to reach our senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli. In this first stage we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that we maintain information over periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information.From an information processing perspective there are three main stages in the formation and retrieval of memory:Encoding or registration: receiving, processing and combining of received informationStorage: creation of a permanent record of the...

What is Thought?

July 9, 2015 What is Thought?

Thought can refer to the ideas or arrangements of ideas that result from thinking, the act of producing thoughts, or the process of producing thoughts. Although thought is a fundamental human activity familiar to everyone, there is no generally accepted agreement as to what thought is or how it is created. Thoughts are the result or product of spontaneous acts of thinking.Because thought underlies many human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, artificial intelligence, biology, and sociology.Thinking allows humans to make sense of, interpret, represent or model the world they experience, and to make predictions about that world. It is therefore helpful to an organism with needs, objectives, and desires as it makes plans or otherwise attempts to accomplish those goals. Thoughts are the keys which determine one’s...

What is Imagination?

July 9, 2015 What is Imagination?

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process.A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling (narrative), in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to “evoke worlds”. It is a whole cycle of image formation or any sensation which may be described as “hidden” as it takes place without anyone else’s knowledge.A person may imagine according to his mood, it may be good or bad depending on the situation. Some people imagine in a state of tension or gloominess in order to calm themselves. It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared...

What is Consciousness?

July 9, 2015 What is Consciousness?

​Consciousness refers to your individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations and environment. Your conscious experiences are constantly shifting and changing. For example, in one moment you may be focused on reading this article. Your consciousness may then shift to the memory of a conversation you had earlier with a co-worker. Next, you might notice how uncomfortable your chair is or maybe you are mentally planning dinner.This ever-shifting stream of thoughts can change dramatically from one moment to the next, but your experience of it seems smooth and effortless. of consciousnessThere are some brain states in which consciousness seems to be abolished, including dreamless sleep, coma, and death. There are also a variety of circumstances that can change the relationship between the mind and the world in less drastic ways, producing what are known as altered states of...

What is Intelligence?

July 9, 2015 What is Intelligence?

​Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one’s capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.It can also be more generally described as the ability to perceive and/or retain knowledge or information and apply it to itself or other instances of knowledge or information creating referable understanding models of any size, density, or complexity, due to any conscious or subconscious imposed will or instruction to do so.Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in non-human animals and in plants. Artificial intelligence is the simulation of intelligence in machines. “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news...

What is the Body?

June 19, 2015 What is the Body?

​What is the Body?There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.Most of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms.Body composition may also be analyzed in terms of molecular type (e.g., water, protein, connective tissue, fats (or lipids) apatite (in bones), carbohydrates(such as glycogen and glucose) and DNA.In terms of tissue type, the body may be analyzed into water, fat, muscle, bone, etc.In terms of cell type, the body contains hundreds of different types of cells, but notably, the largest number of cells contained in a human body (though not the largest mass of cells) are not human cells, but consist of bacteria (bacterial cells) residing in the normal human gastrointestinal...

Mind Body Connection

June 19, 2015 Mind Body Connection

​Dr Deborah Kern shows us the mind body connection – how stress, emotions affect our body.‘When we pay attention to the body’s wisdom AND take action, miraculous changes can occur.’ “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Mind Body Spirit

June 19, 2015 Mind Body Spirit

Join us in nature with Healing Quest tv, highlighting Deepak Chopra, explaining about the interconnectedness of Mind, Body and Spirit, and how to enjoy a more beautiful life experience.‘We turn to Deepak Chopra, one of the genuine sages or our age, for insights into the mind-body-spirit interplay. In this segment, Deepak describes the effect of a deep spiritual experience. According to the ancient wisdom traditions of India, when you get in touch with your spirit, you experience love, knowingness/intuition and happiness.In physical terms, this means that your body produces serotonin and dopamine – the happy hormones; oxytocin – the pleasure hormone, and opiates – which provide a feeling of intoxication and help regulate the immune system.’ “According to the ‘Fair Use’ clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news...